Hogan Lovells hires Javier Gazulla Ascoz to Madrid tax team

Hogan Lovells has recruited Spanish tax partner Javier Gazulla Ascoz into its Madrid tax team. Gazulla Ascoz joined the firm on 1 November.

He was formerly at KPMG Legal (Madrid), where he was appointed partner in 2011 and led the M&A tax department. Prior to this he has been at both Garrigues and Freshfields.

His appointment follows the recruitment earlier this year of Fabrizio Lolliri, Cameron Cosby, Gerard Neiens and Rupert Shiers into Hogan Lovells’ global tax practice.

Gazulla Ascoz specialises in the field of corporate taxation and advises high-profile Spanish and international clients such as Telefónica, Shell, Mitsui and Macquarie Infrastructure on complex transactions.

He will advise on the tax planning of M&A, private equity, debt restructuring and real-estate transactions.